Not directly. Although involvement in the Olympics is voluntary, the participants can go on to receive sport endorsements and public appearances that can result in a lucrative career. Many athletes will go on to compete professionally as well.
The Olympics consists of various sports. Athletes that go to the Olympics are the best of the best. They compete with athletes from other countries.
Nowadays, professional athletes selected by their country go to the Olympics.
Athletes get an appearance fee and then extra if they win. They are not salaried which is why sponsorship and government grants are so important. They may also qualify for allowances from the AA but, again, these are small amounts. Most athletes will have an agent, if they are good, they will be signed to do endorsements, get sponsorship etc.
They stay in a complex called the Olympic village.
To let athletes go to the Olympics
by plane or boat :p
To get into the Olympics you must be selected by your country and they offer you to go, you may have to participate in certain events which will only let the best enter.
Go to www.nbcolympics.com. Then click on 'athletes' and pick Fiji. You'll get athlete pictures with their names and sport.
Go to Forbes .com for list.
To represent excellence in their sport among nations and representing a nation.